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We’ll be back again tomorrow from 7am.

Past X Factor winners: Where are they now?

Winners of X Factor have gone on to stardom over the years after making a name for themselves on the reality TV phenomenon.

Last year’s winner Matt Terry even stole the show at BurtonFest this summer along with teen heartthrobs Union J.

Read the full story

X Factor winner Matt Terry will be coming to Burton
X Factor winner Matt Terry will be coming to Burton

Heavy traffic on M1 after vehicle breaks down

Heavy traffic has been reported on the M1 northbound, near East Midlands Airport.

It has been reported that one lane was closed after a vehicle broke down on the carriageway.

The lane has since been re-opened, but there is still a lot of traffic in the area.

Waterstones sells Burton themed mugs - have you seen them?

London, New York, Paris and Burton, what is the one thing that connects these four? A mug in a book shop.

No, this is not a riddle - Waterstones in Coopers Square shopping centre has launched a new line in mugs which are sure to get Burtonians flocking to the store.

Read the full story here

The collection of Burton mugs being sold at Waterstones, Burton
The collection of Burton mugs being sold at Waterstones, Burton (Image: Coopers Square, Twitter)

The Walking Dead Series 8 starts TONIGHT

Season eight of the popular show will kick off at 9pm tonight and viewers can tune in by watching on FOX, the global entertainment channel.

Read the full story here

Watch out for the walkers
Watch out for the walkers (Image: Gene Page/ AMC)

Crashes on two major roads in Burton

Motorists in Burton and North West Leicestershire are being warned about a number of incidents which are causing chaos on the roads this evening, Monday, October 23.

There are delays on the A5121 Wellington Road in Burton around the A5189 Shobnall Road and the B5017 Shobnall Road due to an earlier accident. The accident was reported as being near to Burton rail station and has resulted in slow traffic and tailbacks.

Read the full story here

There are delays on the M42 this morning. Illustrative image.
(Image: Getty)

Lorry incidents in Burton and on A42

Two incidents involving lorries have been causing traffic problems.
A collision between a DAF lorry and a Ford Fiesta took place in Wellington Road, Burton, near the railway station, at 3.30pm. Crews from West Midlands Ambulance Service came across the incident and informed the police.
It was described as a minor collision but there were no injuries and insurance details were exchanged.
The second incident took place on the A42 northbound between J12 B5006 Measham Road, Measham/Ashby and J13 A511 / A512 Ashby Road Ashby/Coalville.
The incident involved a lorry and lane one of two was closed causing queuing traffic. However, both lanes have now reopened.

Accident near Burton train station

Slow traffic has been reported on Wellington Road, after an accident close to Burton train station.

The seriousness of the accident is not yet known.

Severn Trent goes green

Water giant Severn Trent is going electric - with plans to replace 2,200 vans, cars and tankers with environmentally-friendly green vehicles.

Severn Trent, which provides services in Burton and South Derbyshire, is launching the drive to alternative fuels on its light commercial vehicle fleet with its first fully electric vans hitting the roads in November this year.

Read the full story here

Water and sewage company Severn Trent is embracing its green side with its brand new electric vehicles
Water and sewage company Severn Trent is embracing its green side with its brand new electric vehicles

In case you missed it...

Six people were arrested when addresses in Burton were raided by police on Thursday, October 19.

Read the full story here.

Police raid in Burton with Staffordshire Police. Police at the property they have issued a drugs search warrant on
Police raid in Burton with Staffordshire Police. Police at the property they have issued a drugs search warrant on

Wimpy could return to Burton once again

Fans of the fast food burger giant Wimpy could soon be licking their lips with major expansion plans in the pipeline.

Wimpy was a big hitter on the high streets of the 1970s when it boasted more than 500 outlets in the UK - but now the firm has just 80.

Read more here

Smilee Faces opened a Wimpy drive- throughin August 2004. Pictured were owner Alan Wilson with James Channon, Jacques Drinkwater and Lauren Hall.
Smilee Faces opened a Wimpy drive- throughin August 2004. Pictured were owner Alan Wilson with James Channon, Jacques Drinkwater and Lauren Hall.

What time does Burton's new Next at Home open?

There are just under 24 hours to go until Burton’s latest high street chain opens its doors to the public.

Find out everything you need to know here.

A sneak peek inside the new Next at Home store in Burton
A sneak peek inside the new Next at Home store in Burton

Woman pronounced dead after being hit by a train in Derbyshire

A woman who was struck by a train in Derbyshire at the weekend has died.

The female was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision near Alfreton on Sunday morning, October 22, British Transport Police has confirmed.

Read the full story here.

The incident happened at Derby Railway Station
The incident happened at Derby Railway Station

Increase in people using Clare's Law to check if partners have a history of domestic violence

The number of people in Leicestershire using the so-called Clare’s Law to find out about their partners’ previous convictions has increased by 60 per cent in the last three years.

Statistics following a Freedom of Information request from the BBC reveal that 139 applications were submitted to Leicestershire Police in 2016, up from 86 since 2014.

Read the full story here.

Staffordshire Police have released a video which includes a victim's story, a help guide and direct mail
Staffordshire Police have released a video which includes a victim's story, a help guide and direct mail (Image: Getty)

Driver takes council to court after his car was damaged by a Burton pothole and wins - even claiming for the distress it caused him

A driver who was left with a damaged car and out of pocket after driving over one of Burton’s notorious potholes has successfully settled out of court.

David Foster has claimed back around £800 from Staffordshire County Council after the bearings on his car were damaged as he drove down Derby Road last April.

Read the full story here.

This pothole is on Walker Street in Burton
This pothole is on Walker Street in Burton

Prepare to be scared as Conkers to throw adult-only Halloween ball

Halloween fans who feel they are too old to celebrate the scary holiday, rejoice – Conkers is throwing an adults-only Halloween Ball on Friday, October 27.

Grown-up enthusiasts are invited to the popular venue in the National Forest to enjoy Halloween punch on arrival, classic Halloween hits, a devilish buffet, a ride on the ghost train and a wander through the haunted woods.

Find out more here.

Adult Halloween enthusiasts are invited to a Halloween Ball at the end of the month
Adult Halloween enthusiasts are invited to a Halloween Ball at the end of the month

Walkers crisps bosses looking to hire new general operators to work in the factory

Sometimes all you need to satisfy your hunger is to tuck into a bag of crisps - so what better way to spend the day than being surrounded by them?

PepsiCo is looking for someone to join the team on an apprenticeship as a general operator who will work in all parts of the factory.

Find out how to apply here.

Do you fancy working in the home of crisps?
Do you fancy working in the home of crisps? (Image: Getty)

The deadline for the old £1 coin has passed, but you can still spend yours at some shops in Burton

The new £1 coin may have taken the place of its round predecessor, but there are still several places in Burton where your old coins will be accepted.

The new 12-sided pound coin, which resembles the old threepence coin, entered circulation in March and boasts new hi-tech security features to prevent counterfeiters.

Find out where you can spend them here.

You won't be able to use your old £1 coin after October 15
You won't be able to use your old £1 coin after October 15 (Image: Getty)

What the weather has in store for us today

Don’t forgot those umbrellas when you head out this morning as it is set to be a wet start to the day.

However, the good news is that it should clear this afternoon allowing for a drier and brighter afternoon, with even a chance of sunny spells.

Temperatures today will reach highs of 15C and lows of 11C.

Rain is predicted in Burton and South Derbyshire today
Rain is predicted in Burton and South Derbyshire today

News from the roads this morning

Good morning

Drivers heading along Horninglow Road and Bridge Street this morning are warned of some delays.

According to traffic and travel website Inrix there are some delays between Horninglow Road and Bridge Street but the traffic is moving well.